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Velma R. Dike

February 19, 1918 ~ February 17, 2019 (age 100)

Wilsey - Velma R. Dike, of Wilsey, Kansas, passed away February 17, 2019 at Diversicare of Council Grove.  She was born February 19, 1918 and was 100 years old.

She was one of nine children, born to William and Edith Richardson.  Velma married Curtis Hougland September 16, 1941 in Westmoreland, KS. Two children were born to this union, Judy Scott and Peggy Lee.  Curtis preceded her in death in 1957.  Velma later married John Dike in December 1959.  They lived on a farm west of Council Grove,  until his passing in 1993. 

Velma liked to paint, both inside and out.  She gave many facelifts to homes in and around the Council Grove area.

Crocheting was a favorite hobby and she spent hours making and giving away afghans to family and friends.  Unfortunately, she had to give up crocheting when her eye sight began to fail.   Velma loved seeing her grandkids and great-grandkids.  She always wanted to have pop in the refrigerator if she knew they were coming.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Curtis and husband John, two sisters and five brothers.

She is survived by her daughters: Judy Scott and husband Bruce, of Wilsey and Peggy Lee and husband Rex, of Delavan; four granddaughters:  Robin Falter and husband Jeff, of Wilsey, Teresa Stiver, of Colorado Springs, CO, Sonya Bradford and husband Terrie, of Minneapolis, KS, and Tanya McRae and husband Mike, of Herington; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.   She is also survived by stepson James Dike and wife Janice, of Wilsey; step grandchildren: Scott Dike and wife Jill, of FL, and Lori Dalquest and husband Clay, of Wilsey, and their families; brother William Richardson and wife Evelyn, of Manhattan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00PM, Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Wilsey Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wilsey Christian Church and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

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